there's a limit on the president's time so can he make the arguments fiscal cliff, immigration, immigration reform is a huge, important task that needs to get done and it's on important task for him to get done for the democratic coalition to hold together in the future so, you know, it shouldn't come at the expense of things but he has to pay attention to all these issues. >> this is a moment in time, on gun control and you couldn't have predicted that six months ago and even with aurora, as terrible as that strategy does, this as we've seen in polling, kind of created more of an openness to it in this country than existed before. something, obviously, the president has supported it, whether it's possible. and on, you know, i think there are many things he wanted to get dope, right, to your larger question. immigration, obviously they layed out a little bit of what they want to do. they know they need to do the fiscal cliff and deal with the fiscal cliff issues. all the fiscal issues are not the definition of what he wants in the second term. they're what he needs to get through in a survivable way.